MD - Training and Consultancy
Malcolm qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1995 winning the John Wood Medal for the best paper on Business Taxation. He worked for BPP for 18 years where he lectured on financial reporting and tax. His other roles at BPP included setting up a successful office in Luton, project managing a new ERP system including on-line booking and directing ATT and CIOT course. In 2004 he moved to the Professional Development division of BPP and was appointed Head of Finance and Tax Programmes.
In 2008 Malcolm left and set up his own
training and consultancy company which he has run ever since. He continues to
design and deliver accounting and tax programmes to accounting firms and
clients across a wide range of industries including financial services,
pharmaceuticals, airlines and oil and gas. He is passionate about training and
his enthusiasm ensures that participants enjoy the learning experience. Malcolm
also provides consultancy advice to accounting firms and companies on a wide
range of accounting, direct tax and particularly VAT matters.
Dr Stephen Hill
Managing Director, Hill Bingham Ltd
Dr Stephen Hill is the managing director of Hill Bingham Ltd. He is an expert trainer and consultant with over 20 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud (cyber) risk management, data security/protection and internet investigations & open source intelligence.
Stephen spent over 11 years working for a top national firm of chartered accountants heading the Fraud and Forensic Group, leading an expert body advising clients on prevention, detection and recovery of fraudulent assets, working closely with the police, HMRC and private sector.
Dr Hill spent 12 years as a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and is now a special advisor. He chaired the Fraud Advisory Panel's Cybercrime Working Group with colleagues from the public, private, and third sectors. He is an honorary member on the steering committee of the London Fraud Forum and sits on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter committee.
Stephen spent 2 years training the National Crime Agency and their National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) and has since become a National Crime Agency Special advising on OSINT and internet investigations.
Dr Hill has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, UAE and SE Asia aimed at both corporate and regulatory sectors. He has recently returned from a tour of Australia and New Zealand visiting the major cities and speaking to audiences on the risks of cyber-crime and the importance of open source intelligence. In addition, he has trained UK and European police forces (including Operation Podium in the buildup to the 2012 Olympics), the Lithuania’s Cyber Crime Unit, SOCA, private-sector fraud units, not-for-profit organisations, and major world banks, telecommunication companies and retailers.
He has written for several well-known publications, including The Sunday Times, Accountancy Magazine, FS Focus, Recovery Journal, Charity Finance, and the Solicitors Journal, and commented on Radio 5 and the BBC's Real Story. Stephen has contributed to many fraud and risk management publications, including CIMA's Fraud Risk Management: A Guide to Good Practice.
Stephen has published a book called Corporate Fraud: Prevention & Detection by Bloomsbury Professional with practical advice on all aspects of fraud and how to prevent it, with the royalties going to the charity Victim Support. He is currently working on a new publication on open source intelligence and internet-based investigations.
With an appointment as a Volunteer to the City of London police Economic Crime Directorate, Stephen assists fraud investigators with the aid of online investigation techniques. In addition, he is an associate lecturer at the Economic Crime Academy at the City of London police running foundation and advanced level internet investigation and open source intelligence courses. Stephen speaks to schools on the dangers of the Internet in line with his role as a safeguarding and child protection governor at his local primary school.
Independent Tax Consultant
Russell Cockburn is a practising independent tax consultant with over 30 years’ experience in UK taxes covering personal and business taxes and advising private clients and other professionals.
Russell specialises in owner-managed and small business taxation and provides advisory and consultancy services to personal, business and professional advisory clients across the UK.
Russell also provides tax
training services to a number of large professional training organisations and
the main professional bodies as well as writing for online and annual tax
publications. He was formerly an Inspector of Taxes before working in the
accountancy profession and then establishing his own consultancy business in
1989. He now runs Bluebell House Consultants LLP a tax and training firm based